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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12 Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12 Bionic, comparison of GPUs Apple A12 Bionic and Mali-G76 MP18.
   This performance comparison includes two processors: Kirin 990 5G is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and A12 Bionic is gexa-core (Vortex). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A thorough review of all the specifications of the SoCs, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special testing software such as Geekbench, GFXBench, AnTuTu, Neocore, 3DMark, PCMark, Octane V2, PassMark, Vellamo, Quadrant, WebXPRT 3, Mozilla Kraken, even the gaming performance of SoCs in Sniper 3D, Call of Duty: Mobile, Mortal Kombat, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Minecraft Bedrock, Real Racing 3, PUBG, Fortnite etc.
   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which CPU is better to buy Kirin 990 5G or A12 Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Asphalt 9.

 
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Apple A12 Bionic

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Kirin 990 5G32% A12 Bionic30%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 990 5G73% A12 Bionic72%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 990 5G29% A12 Bionic29%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 990 5G A12 Bionic
Total score456731419987
CPU127884117593
GPU173566159589
MEM7307667188
UX8221175591

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 990 5G A12 Bionic
Single-Core945900
Multi-Core31182970

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 990 5G A12 Bionic
Frequency2860 MHz2490 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count6900 millions
Core configuration2x2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
2x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4X
Max. Memory12 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency16002133
Memory bandwidth31.7834.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache128 KB
L2 cache512 KB8 MB
L3 cache
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8.3-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Kirin 990 5G is 12% better than A12 Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Kirin 990 5G has -2 more core than A12 Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G76 MP18Apple A12 Bionic
GPU Frequency950 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS581.14586
# of Cores184
# of Shader Units
Display2560 x 1600 pixels2688 x 1242 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile28.427.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)57.554.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra59.656.3
Call of Duty: Mobile43.640.9
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)50.745.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition77.274.5
Real Racing 374.584.5
Sniper 3D131.1107
Need for Speed No Limits83.467.6
Mortal Kombat X86.464.7
CSR Racing 265.678.8
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu v10, 9 and GeekBench 6, 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution32 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS60960
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
Modem21Intel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed1400 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed900 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeidouGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is better: 25
The number of parameters for which Apple A12 Bionic is better: 13
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Kirin 990 5G SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
• Antutu v10
A12 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
• Antutu v10


Kirin 990 5G SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs Qualcomm QCS8250
• Vs Qualcomm QCS7230
• Vs Qualcomm QCS6490
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs Apple A17 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7030
• Vs Qualcomm QCM5430
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000SL


A12 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 600 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9810
• Vs MediaTek Helio G80
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T618
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs Qualcomm QCS8250
• Vs Qualcomm QCS7230
• Vs Qualcomm QCS6490
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs Apple A17 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm QCM5430
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